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Golden Butter Cake with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter
3 cup flour

Mix yolks, 1/4 cup of the milk & vanilla. Put all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat in butter till like crumbs. Beat in remaining milk. Now slowly beat in egg yolk mixture. Beat till smooth. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan & bake 350 degrees 25 -35 minutes. Poke holes in cake with an object about the diameter of a drinking straw. Pour Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting over warm cake. Smooth for an even finish.

Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag marshmallows
1teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup of light cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Microwave chocolate chips on 50% power till melted about 2 minutes. Stir 1/2 thru and again when melted to smooth. Add marshmallows & microwave full power till melted about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir till smooth. Now beat in cream & sugar till texture is frosting consistancy. Add more or less as you prefer. Frost warm cake. Frosting will pool down in holes and smooth over the top. Delicious!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mocha Frosted Drops

1 & 3/4 cups flour
2 Tbs. cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 sqrs. unsweetened choc. melted
3/4 cup buttermilk
1tsp espresso powder
1 tsp. vanilla

 Mix dry ingredients together. Beat softened butter till fluffy add sugar & cooled melted chocolate. Beat in egg. Stir together milk, espresso & vanilla. Add alternately with the dry ingredients to your butter mixture. Chill at least 1 hour. Drop onto greased sheets & bake 400 degrees 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely & frost with chocolate mocha frosting. Makes about 3 dozen cookies

                                                            Chocolate Mocha Frosting
8 Tbs. softened butter
3 cups melted semi sweet chocolate chips cooled but still soft
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1tsp. vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup to 3/4 light cream
Beat butter, beat in melted chocolate, mix espresso, vanilla & cream together. Mix alternately with cream mixture & powdered sugar into your chocolate base. Add dash of salt & beat till combined. Use as much of cream mixture until you get a frosting consistency. Add more or less of your powdered sugar as needed. Frost cooled cookies and top with sprinkles or chocolate decorations as desired.

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